S.African miners turn to trucks as rail declines
04 May 2022 | 5:53 am
Mining companies in South Africa have resorted to trucking coal to ports to meet a surge in European demand since the war in Ukraine started, bypassing the deteriorating rail infrastructure they blame for billions of dollars in lost revenue.
26 Apr 2021
Miners in Zamfara state say they are also victims of frequent attacks by the bandits who ravage communities in the state.
14 May 2021
Criminal elements in Nigeria are destroying some of the newly laid rail tracks crisscrossing the country at the moment. The activities of the vandals may as well deny the people in the affected area, Warri-Itakpe axis the opportunity of enjoying affordable and traffic-jam free train services.
18 May 2021
A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on Monday (May 17) to May 26, and his defence lawyer said Zuma would plead not guilty when the hearing finally starts.
1 Jun 2021
Ministers of Transportation, Information inspect the Lagos-Ibadan rail project
4 Jun 2021
A fair number of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon were killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, after a heavy gun fire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town.
8 Jun 2021
The men were abducted near the country's border with Mali and Burkina Faso, a hotbed for Islamists. China, which mines uranium, gold and oil in the country, has expanded its operations across Africa.
10 Jun 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the 157 kilometres Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project at the Ebute Metta Station now known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station.
11 Aug 2021
A distillery in the Highlands of Scotland is using waste from its whisky production process to create biofuel for trucks. Managers at the distillery say the fuel has the potential to save about 250 tons of carbon emissions for trucks on the road.
29 Aug 2021
In northern Spain, traditional fishermen are angry about plans afoot in the European Commission to introduce extra controls in the sector. France 24's team headed to Galicia to take a look at their traditional methods, which fishermen say the latest proposals put under threat.
12 Sep 2021
Illegal mining, or "galamsey" is attracting more and more young people in eastern Ghana. Many young people are arrested, but they are adamant that without an alternative, illegal mining remains a viable way of survival.
22 Sep 2021
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
27 Sep 2021
Farmer unions in India staged a huge protest to pressure the government into withdrawing its controversial reforms.The protests have been ongoing for 10 months, and joined by several opposition parties.
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